Transit Headaches Ahead With MTA Tunnel Repairs

125th street in harlem1Plan your trips to and from Harlem accordingly, the MTA is quietly planning work on the 2, 3 and F tunnels that may rival the impending L train shutdown. An MTA rep told Brooklyn Paper that the agency is banking on making repairs to the Hurricane Sandy-damaged tunnels some time in the future. Continue Reading →

MTA Buses Test Safety Technology To Avoid Hitting Pedestrians

New-MTAbusSafety technology that would warn pedestrians that a bus is turning or help bus drivers avoid collisions is coming to some New York City buses. Continue Reading →

After Barge Collison Amtrak Restores Metro-North Service

Metro-North RailroadAmtrak has restored service on the Empire Line after a boat struck the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (where the Hudson and Harlem Rivers meet). The boat struck the bridge around 4:20 p.m. Sunday, prompting a temporary suspension in both directions. Continue Reading →

MTA’s $27B Capital Plan Gets Approval For Second Avenue Subway To Expand Into East Harlem

second ave east harlemA massive funding plan for the MTA is finally moving forward, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. The Capital Plan Review Board has approved the $27 billion, five-year capital plan for the MTA. Continue Reading →

New NYC Buses Have Wi-Fi But No Tech To Avoid Those On Foot

2-newnycbusesh sliderThere are some nifty features on New York City’s sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week. Continue Reading →

New York City L Train Shutdowns Could Begin In 2019

L train line in nycIf you’re traveling to Harlem or traveling from Harlem and you’re new to the New York City area, you might not know that Hurricane Sandy dealt quite a blow to the tunnels connecting the city’s boroughs. The G and R trains’ tunnels have already been repaired. Continue Reading →

MTA Wants To Get Rid Of Your MetroCard By 2020

mtasu bway trainThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking to end the use of MetroCards in the New York City subway and bus system by 2020, NBC New York reports. Continue Reading →

Leave Early, NYC Subway Wait Times Getting Worse

3 train subway in harlem1Wait times for subway trains in NYC are, unsurprisingly, getting worse, a report released by the New York State Comptroller’s office reveals. The Wall Street Journal reported on the audit, which also criticizes the MTA’s assessment method for wait times. Continue Reading →

NYC Electeds Co-Sponsor Transportation Investment Legislation

east-harlem sliderToday, a coalition of New York State Assembly Members unveiled groundbreaking legislation that not only will fund MTA capital needs but will create a $4.5 billion Transit Gap Investment Fund (TGIF) to expand public transit and improve accessibility for millions of New Yorkers, particularly those who live in so-called “transit deserts.” Continue Reading →

PATH Joins MTA And Amtrak In Banning Hoverboards

Hoverboard (1)Crains New York reports that for Harlemites who own hoverboards, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail line has joined other transit systems in banning hoverboards on its trains and in stations. Continue Reading →